Something to Make You Smile

I have been playing with the My Favorite Things SMILE Stamp and Die sets.  This set is a classic and I can see me using it for years and years.  There was another card earlier last week I posed using the SMILE stamp set along with some Tim Holtz Oxide inks.  Today I used the SMILE stamp set and some foil to create Something to Make You Smile.

Something to Make You Smile

Something to Make You Smile

Something to Make You Smile

Something to Make You Smile Side View

Something to Make You Smile

Something to Make You Smile Close Up



Something to Make You Smile Card Recipe

It is fall and so I wanted to use fall colors on this SMILE card.  Starting with Tim Holtz Oxide Inks in Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber and Walnut Stain, I just swiped the ink pad across the paper long ways.  Water was added using a bigger brush and then I heat set it.  Oracal Oramask material was used with the SMILE die to make a stencil.  The stencil has a sticky backing so I place it over the water colored oxide inks.

Using Decofoil transfer gel and a palette knife, I rubbed the gel over the stencil putting the excess back in the tub.  I tried heat setting the gel – not a good idea.  I ended up letting it dry on its own.  Once it was clear I put Anna Griffin gold foil over the dried gel, put the card in a plastic folder and sent it through my Minc.  The hole in the L is missing because of my impatience with the drying time, but I still like the way it turned out.  After peeling the foil I stamped the ‘Something to Make You’ with Versamark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder from Nuvo.  The card front was matted on brown card stock and sequins from Doodlebug were added to top off the card.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  Tune in next time for another paper crafting project.  Have a great day and enjoy the journey and some chocolate.


Luke 9: 61  Still another said, “I will follow you, Lord; but first let me go back and say goodbye to my family.”


Something to Make You Smile — 2 Comments

  1. Hello, my friend!! I’m so happy to be back and visiting your blog to see the gorgeous projects I’ve missed while I was away!! Wow, this is stunning!! I love the colors and the embossing!! I’m bookmarking so I can CAS this!! I love it!! Have a great day!! Big hugs 🙂

    A Mermaid’s Crafts

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